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Wormsloe Historic Site
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Ranked #21 of 214 things to do in Savannah
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A breathtaking live oak avenue leads visitors one mile down a colonial road to a vistor center, where they can watch short historical film, tour a museum, and browse a gift shop. A walking trail leads to the 1737 tabby ruins of the oldest remaining structure in the Savannah. Trails meander past scenic marsh views to the Colonial Life Area, where costumed interpreters provide living history demonstrations in the afternoons, weather permitting. Five more miles of nature trails are available for those who are more adventurous.
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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“Great site!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

First off if you hate walking, this is not for you. Second it's fantastic for anyone who love history and nature . Lots of salamanders -- I saw at least a dozen. ( never saw one before so I was thrilled). Spend the $10 and get the tour guide. Ours was a great story teller and explainer

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Yankton, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great History Lesson”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you enjoy Savannah's historic downtown, you need to visit Wormsloe Plantation to gain an understanding of how it got it’s start. Wormsloe Plantation is a state run site which offers a glimpse in to the founding of Savannah and Georgia. It has a beautiful drive lined with live oaks, a small but interesting museum and walking trails with historic ruins. It’s a quit place and a good way to spend 2-3 hours. It leaves you with an appreciation for the people who came in 1736 to carve out an community in the rough, wooden coastal lands of Georgia. Adult admission is $10 and I found it worth the price.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Wormsloe Historic Site is often not mentioned in travel guides, and I don't know why. It is a lovely spot.

Visited May 2014
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful Trees - No Plantation”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was a wonderful spot to visit. The live oaks that line the road in are world famous. Visiting Wormsloe simply to see the trees is worth it. We arrived just as the site was opening so we had the place to ourselves. Please note that there is a fee (there is a sign posted right at the entrance) but we saw several people who skipped payment (perhaps they were overwhelmed at the site of the trees and didn't read the sign). I'm always annoyed when people don't pay, since those funds go to upkeep, etc.

The museum offers a movie and other information regarding the founding of Savannah and of Wormsloe. I learned a lot about Ga. that I had not previously been aware of. A walk to the ruins, down to the river and other areas was all worth it (bug spray is a must), we even saw a deer during our walk.

My only complaint is that I thought there would be a plantation at this site (if I had paid attention, I would have figured out that the plantation home on the site is private and not open or viewable to visitors.) So, since a Ga. plantation was on my list of must sees, I was bummed out.

Visited May 2014
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“walk in the park”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is the home of Noble Jones, physician, carpenter, surveyor, who came with Oglethorpe with the first English settlers. Although only tabby ruins remain of the original the family still reside in 80 acres apart from this site- quite a history. It is a nice walk along the woods and the entry ride under 400 oaks take one back in time riding down the lane in a carriage.

Visited May 2014
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